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Sport Journalism Panel (Held at CSB) 2/12/2015

Sport Journalism panel: Rachel Blount sports reporter for the Star Tribune – the main reporter during the Olympics; Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune and a Minnesota Public Radio sport analyst/enthusiast; Jo Ann Buysse, a University of Minnesota professor and affiliated scholar at the Tucker Center Research for Girls and Women Sports; Dave DeLand, former St. Cloud Times sports editor and now a metro columnist for the Times; Dianne Murphy, a blogger for the Vikings; Leah Rado, athletic media relations director at CSB; and Shane Miller, associate professor and chair of gender studies at CSB/SJU.

Below is the link from the Sport Journalism panel:

This event is co-sponsored by the department of exercise science and sports studies, the gender studies department, the Institute for Women’s Leadership and the CSB athletic department.

News Update

Faculty research: Professor Janna LaFountaine explores why more women aren't coaching boys' teams

ESSS Students Present Undergraduate Research at Northland ACSM Meeting


Several ESSS students presented their undergraduate research projects at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Spring Meeting on Friday, March 28, 2014. Three student groups were awarded Undergraduate Research Awards for their work.

Isabel Sim-Campos, Janae Myers, and Maren Iverson:Dynamic Postural Stability Index: Test-Retest Reliability When Landing from Three Types of Jumps

Samantha Imholte: Validity and Reliability of the Pro-Agility Test for Assessing ACL Injury Risk

Anna Krieger: Serum 25- Hydroxyvitamin D Status and Anaerobic Performance in Female Collegiate Basketball Players

Beyond Basic Exercise Guidlines: Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

February 6, 2014 4:15pm
Dr. Mary Stenson
Gorecki 120 at CSB

The "Just Stand" movement has recently gained a foothold at CSB/SJU with the addition of sit-stand workstations in Clemens Library, Murray Hall, and several faculty and staff offices. Researchers have been studying the "sitting disease," more formally termed sedentary physiology, for over a decade and have begun to conclude that simply meeting exercise guidelines is not enough to reduce risk for chronic diseases. An individual can be physically active and lead a sedentary lifestyle. The two are not mutually exclusive. The average American adult, even those who meet the general exercise guidellines, spends 55% of their waking hours sedentary. Sedentary behaviors are characterized by wakeful activities that require little physical movement, low energy expenditure, and are performed in a sitting or lying position. Sedentary time is closely related to adverse health risks even if individuals perform physical activity on a daily basis. So what exactly happens when we sit and how can moving more help us decrease our risk for chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes? During this presentation, I will discuss why too much sitting can be detrimental to health, examine how sedentary time impacts our students, faculty, and staff, and share simple ways you can decrease your sedentary time both at work and at home.

To learn more:

View the presentation here:

View the powerpoint presentation here.